Here’s the Subtle Shout Out You May Have Missed During Beyoncé’s Grammy Performance
Beyoncé’s Grammy performance is quickly going down in history as one of the best live awards show performances of all time. Bey being Bey, it’s clear that she released her pregnancy announcement in order to bring it to life on the Grammy stage, and while she didn’t win Album of the Year, she definitely won the most spoken-about person of the night (even winner Adele can’t stop thanking Beyoncé). Now, we’re learning even more about the singer’s awe-inspiring Grammy performance, right down to the hidden details in her performance dress.
Bey’s performance ensemble was designed by long-time costume collaborator Peter Dundas (he also created the epic yellow gown Bey wore in Lemonade during “Hold Up”). The custom gown featured a hand embroidered profile pic of Queen Bey right on the belly, with a little baby cherub on either side, all surrounded by ivy. Get it?
The designer also admitted that the look was inspired by African goddess Oshun, as was Bey’s now iconic Lemonade dress. In an interview with Vogue Magazine, he said the dress mixed art deco motifs with the goddess and lyrics from “Love Drought,” the song which Bey performed that night. “I like creating stories within a garment,” he said. “It was a fun way to celebrate the moment for her.”
We hope that one day, this dress will be put into a museum, because it so perfectly captures this entire moment for Beyoncé, and its details and history won’t be something we’ll soon forget.
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(h/t Refinery29; photos via Kevin Mazur/Getty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)